St Mel Parish

PSR Classes

St Mel Church will be offering in-person PSR classes for students in grades K-8 for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. The safety and health of our students and staff is our top priority. All PSR classes will be held in the small and large halls as always, but with social distancing practices in place. These include, specific seating arrangements and establishing at least a 6ft space between students and staff as well as increased sanitizing of all tables and chairs. At this time, while we love parents and other family members coming inside to visit, we will limit the access to the halls to only the students participating in class. I will have somebody assigned at the door at both arrival and dismissal to be sure your student is safe coming to and from class. We also ask that every student wear a mask throughout all of PSR and if your child is ill, please keep them home as all work can be made up.

 

For PSR registration night, I will have all forms available for you to take home to fill out and send back on the first night of PSR with your child. This will eliminate any congregating in the small hall of parents filling out paperwork. All PSR classes, including registration, will continue to be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 PM to 7 PM. PSR registration will be held Tuesday September 15, 2020 and registration paperwork will be available for pick up in the small hall from 6 PM to 7 PM. The first PSR class will be Tuesday September 22, 2020.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Ferguson at 216-904-6865.

St Mel Parish

Resumption of Public Masses

Public, scheduled celebration of Mass will begin on Tuesday May 26, 2020. Daily Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of that week at 6:45 AM. The regular weekend schedule of Masses will resume on the weekend of May 30/31: Saturday Vigil, 4:30 PM; Sunday, 7 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.

The wearing of facial masks is requested. Social distancing is to be maintained in the pews and in coming forward for the reception of Communion. Hand Sanitizer is available at the entrances of the Church.

The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect. Anyone who does not feel well or is especially at risk because of age or health condition is encouraged to remain at home and join in mind and in spirit with those who gather for the Eucharist in a genuine sense of Christian Community. Confessions will resume, Saturday May 30, 3 PM.

St Mel Parish

Livestreamed, taped, television and radio broadcasts of Masses are available

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Mass will be livestreamed from the Cathedral. These can be found at the diocesan website: www.dioceseofcleveland.org

 

This message copy and pasted from the Diocese of Cleveland Website.  Please also check their website for updated information.

 

As efforts continue to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is following guidelines established by public health and Church officials.

On March 16, the Catholic Conference of Ohio, which consists of Catholic bishops from throughout the state, amplified its March 12 announcement of a dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the weekends of March 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. The bishops said no publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies are to be celebrated through Holy Week/Easter.

A video from Father Don Oleksiak, diocesan administrator, about the Mass dispensation can be viewed here. (more…)

St Mel Parish

Welcome!

Welcome to the website for Saint Mel Parish, Cleveland, Ohio. It is a pleasure to have you visit our site and it would be a blessing to us if you could join us in worship and prayer.

Founded in a developing part of the west side of Cleveland following the Second World War and serving growing families as they were established in the area, Saint Mel parish is centrally located in the West Park area of the city of Cleveland. As this dynamic area has changed over the years, the community of Saint Mel parish now consists of primarily older adults and smaller families.

After a proud tradition of Catholic education spanning sixty years, Saint Mel school closed in 2009.

Wherever you may happen to be, please join with the Saint Mel parish family in giving thanks and praise to God for the blessings which continue to be bestowed on its members, families and graduates.